This beautiful variegated grey fleece is from our CVM ewe Tara. The color runs from a dark medium grey to light grey and will make a lovely heathered yarn - or you could separate into different shades of grey. The staple length is 4.5". The photos show the even pronounced crimp typical of CVM.
This fleece has weak tips. When you pull on a small lock of fiber, about 3/4" of the tip pops off - see photo. So we have reduced the price. But don't be deterred from working with this fleece - the remainder of the fiber is strong and beautiful. A good pair of scissors to cut off tips will give you fiber ready for processing by hand or at a mill. Combing this fleece could also work - that action would pull off the weak tips. However you handle these tips, you will be left with long luscious locks. We attribute these weak tips, which we are seeing a lot of this year, to the stresses of lambing and feed changes we made at lambing last year.
This fleece is very clean - Tara wore a jacket all year. We skirt our fleece aggressively which means that we pull off the leg wool, belly wool, head wool, and other parts a handspinner would not want to work with. If we wouldn't want to work with it, we know you wouldn't either!
* is not washed
* has weak tips
* has been covered and is quite clean
* weighs 5lbs 14oz
* sells for $17/lb - REDUCED PRICE
CVM stands for California Variiegated Mutant - an interesting name and history. Romeldale/CVM is a breed unique to the United States and is endangered, often called a heritage breed. Read more at http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/cvm. Romeldale/CVM is a fine wool, very soft with a pronounced crimp. These qualities make it elastic, springy and lofty when spun and appropriate for next-to-the-skin garments. If you have questions, please convo with us. We LOVE to talk about our fleece!
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